In the midst of all of our painting and floor laying and fixing up of the new house, we did manage to get a tree up and decorated. Since we plan to be moved into the new house by Christmas that's where we set it up. It's the only part of the house that looks clean and normal. : )
Y'all know I love me some red, and the red and white color scheme of the Nordic style has appealed to me for a few years now. So last year I decided that I wanted to do a red and white Nordic style tree this year. So as I packed up our ornaments from last year's tree, I set aside any of them that would fit with this theme and packed them away separately.
I bought a few new things on after Christmas clearance sales, and found the tree skirt on Etsy.
It's actually a vintage tablecloth.
The rocking chair is the only piece of furniture in the house so far, and my antique quilt was already there from my son using it to take naps on while I'm there working. The little ladder was there for functional use for painting and things, but I commandeered it for these pictures. The little red trees were found at Goodwill.
I am loving this tree! Any time I need a break from the house projects I come sit in here and enjoy looking at it.
Let's take a little closer look at some of the ornaments.
These ornaments were bought at after Christmas clearance sales. The snowflakes like the one in the top right picture are some of my favorites of the new ones.
These adorable mitten ornaments were not on clearance, I found those this year at Sears. Aren't they just the cutest?!?
There are quite a few of these red and white snowflakes all over the tree. They're actually felt coasters and they were also a clearance find.
These letters were another Christmas clearance buy and I was so excited to find each of our initials. They'll be used every year from now on I'm sure, regardless of the theme.
I had several Santas in my collection already, here are just a few of them.
I also already had the primitive looking wooden icicles in two different styles, as well a few handmade ornaments that my sister gave me years ago. I also already had the wooden cranberry garland.
The quilted star ornament is another favorite, and was actually the inspiration for this whole tree.
I found it at a thrift store.
Along with the beautiful theme appropriate ornaments, there are plenty of meaningful and memorable family ornaments mixed in as well.
Hubby's Craftsman toolbox ornament even made it on! : ) See that bear ornament in the background of the bottom left picture? I've had that since I was about a year old, and it's that one ornament that is an absolute must on the tree every year. It's not Christmas until the Avon bear ornament goes on the tree. It used to be scented and I think it still smells good, but my family thinks it stinks, lol!